Artist's Statement

A quote from Grant Wood describes a condition from which he and many of us suffer: taking too much for granted. Wood said, "...To my great joy, I discovered that in the very commonplace, in my native surroundings, were decorative adventures and that my only difficulty had been in taking them too much for granted." Woods' words ring with truth. My goal as an artist is to capture the wonder of the often overlooked ordinary, the commonplace beauty around us, those little details that make all the difference in our daily lives. The rough hue of rocks, lush blue woodlands, weathered wood grains, and distant meandering dirt roads never cease to appeal to me. I attempt to share the beauty from which routine blinds us. My work can be purchased on ebay or by contacting me personally.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Old Chlldes' Place 30x32

The last time I saw the old place was years ago. The dirt road curved through the woods, and suddenly the relic appeared, a silent memorial from a past life. The place was bedraggled, yet spoke of good times. Now, only spirits dance in the light rays playing in the tall grass.